any decision to proceed to engineering and development will give a strong preference to refurbishment. replacement of any nuclear components, if absolutely necessary, would require specific presidential approval. correspondingly, the u.s. must make much-needed investments to rebuild our aging nuclear at the structure, both facilities and personnel. i have asked for nearly $5 billion to be transferred from the department of defense to the department of energy over the next several years to improve our nuclear infrastructure and support a credible modernization program. there are also areas of continuity. among them, the u.s. will continue to hold accountable and the state, terrorist group or other non-state actor that supports or enables terrorist efforts to obtain or use weapons of mass destruction. whether by facilitating, financing, or providing expertise or safe-haven for such efforts.